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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung rolled out its budget smartphone called the Galaxy Ace Style in Germany originally and that device hadn’t been seen outside that country. The smartphone is now ready to roll out to other countries and is aiming right at the shopper on a budget. The Ace Style runs Android 4.4 KitKat for the operating system and since it is a budget offering, the specifications are modest.

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Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

It would appear that the Samsung Gear smartwatch was only a smartphone-reliant device for a limited time - this week a new unit is appearing in tips from South Korea with a USIM inside. This means that users will be able to connect to the web with their USIM (think SIM-card on the other side of the sea) through the watch without needing a smartphone for web. This connectivity would be tested in the Asian market before it was released worldwide, similar to what we’ve seen with the curved Galaxy Smartphone from 2013.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

It’s time for Samsung’s push of their newest wave of Chromebooks in the devices known as "Chromebook 2." Despite the simple name, these devices are hardly small potatoes, coming in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch display sizes with HD and Full HD resolutions and LED technology. Both devices work with light chassis, 16GB of storage, and 4GB RAM as well.

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Galaxy S5 anti-theft features to be preloaded on Verizon and US Cellular

Galaxy S5 anti-theft features to be preloaded on Verizon and US Cellular

Smartphone and mobile device theft is among the most common crimes in the US and lawmakers want to make it harder for thieves to sell or use smartphones that are stolen. Lawmakers have been pushing carriers to institute so-called smartphone kill switches, but carriers have been hesitant to roll out those features. That is changing on at least two carriers with Verizon and US Cellular announcing that they will offer two new security features on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung didn’t do too well with its original Galaxy Gear smartwatch that we reviewed back in October. Hoping to improve on the success that it had with the original, Samsung is set to launch three new wearables on April 11. Those new wearables include the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit that we went hands on with in February. In preparation for the launch of those three gadgets, Amazon has started taking pre-orders for all of them.

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White House objects to Obama’s World Series ‘selfie’

White House objects to Obama’s World Series ‘selfie’

A seemingly innocent moment during a World Series celebration has drawn the ire of the White House. When the Boston Red Sox took to the White House earlier this week in celebration of their World Series win, David “Big Papi” Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Obama. The resulting backlash has now reached top level officials.

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